Mary Larimer, PhD

Personal Statement

I have been a member of the department faculty since 1995. My research and clinical interests include 1) prevention and treatment of alcohol and drug problems among adolescents and young adults (with a particular focus on college drinking prevention), 2) prediction of initiation of drinking and trajectories of alcohol and substance use during emerging adulthood, 3) co-morbidity of substance use with depression, suicide, trauma, PTSD, disordered eating, and gambling problems, 4) evaluation of housing and treatment programs for chronically homeless and incarcerated individuals and 5) dissemination of evidence-based prevention and treatment approaches into clinical, school, and work-site settings. I have published more than 100 articles and book chapters on these topics.​


Univ. of Washington, Psychology Medical education, 1992
UW - Neuropsychology & Geriatrics Teaching Appointment
UW - Addictive Behaviors Research Center Fellowship, Addictive Behaviors Research
Brown University Internship, Clinical Psychology

Department Affiliations

Recent Publications

Thirty years of BASICS: Dissemination and implementation progress and challenges.
(2021 Dec 16)
Psychol Addict Behav
Larimer ME, Kilmer JR, Cronce JM, Hultgren BA, Gilson MS, Lee CM

Changes in college student alcohol use during the COVID-19 pandemic: Are perceived drinking norms still relevant?
(2021 Oct)
Emerg Adulthood 9(5): 531-540
Graupensperger S, Jaffe AE, Fleming CNB, Kilmer JR, Lee CM, Larimer ME

The dynamic nature of injunctive drinking norms and within-person associations with college student alcohol use.
(2021 Dec)
Psychol Addict Behav 35(8): 867-876
Graupensperger S, Jaffe AE, Hultgren BA, Rhew IC, Lee CM, Larimer ME

Leveraging dynamic norms to reduce alcohol use among college students: A proof-of-concept experimental study.
(2021 Nov)
Alcohol Clin Exp Res 45(11): 2370-2382
Graupensperger S, Lee CM, Larimer ME

Behavioral Willingness, Descriptive Normative Perceptions, and Prescription Stimulant Misuse among Young Adults 18-20.
(2021 Nov 23)
Subst Use Misuse
Fossos-Wong N, Litt DM, King KM, Kilmer JR, Fairlie AM, Larimer ME, Lee CM, Geisner IM, Cimini MD, Lewis MA

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